University of Leicester Institute of Lifelong Learning is launching a Business
Ideas Competition, with prizes
amounting to £1,500.
who feel inspired to enter will receive valuable feedback on their idea, as well
as a chance to network and to learn how to start a business and launch a
A of the competition is open to undergraduate students at the University of
Leicester and students studying on a Certificate of Higher Education course or
the BA Humanities Programme within the Institute of Lifelong Learning, either at
Vaughan College or University of Leicester Northampton Centre.
Category B is open to students within the Colleges University of
Leicester Network studying at Level 3.
category offers a first prize of £500 and second prize of £250.
Business Ideas Competition aims to
encourage students to consider setting up their own businesses, and to help them
develop the expertise and confidence they will need to enter the world of
completion of the registration form, entrants will receive a copy of the IDEAS-HOUSE.com
workbook, which will offer valuable guidance on how to proceed.
The deadline for entries is Wednesday, April 30, 2003, and those whose
ideas have been shortlisted will be notified two weeks before the judging day at
the end of May.
will be looking for ideas that have been well-researched and thought-through.
information on how to get a registration form and enter the competition is
available from www.le.ac.uk/lifelonglearning/sec,
by phoning Lyn Brown, 0116 252 5963 and for those who do their best thinking
in the pub these details can be found again on beer mats scattered throughout
the student bars.
Newman said: We are very excited to launch the Business Ideas Competition
is a lot of imaginative talent and potential business expertise among our
students and we are delighted to be able to encourage this.
Business Ideas Competition 2003 is
sponsored by IDEAS-HOUSE.com and supported by the Science Enterprise Challenge www.le.ac.uk/lifelonglearning/sec.
IDEAS-HOUSE.com is a project developed and delivered by the Centre for
Enterprise with funding from the Department for Education and Skills.
The competition is also supported by the East Midlands Science Enterprise
TO EDITORS: Further
information is available from Lyn Brown, University of Leicester Department of
Lifelong Learning, tel 0116 252 5963, email email@example.com
or Anne Newman, Enterprise Manager on 0116 252 5926
This document has been approved by the head of department or section.